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Axelrod: Weiner situation going to be 'pimple' on the backside of progress

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Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said the unraveling situation with New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner will be merely a “pimple on the [expletive] of progress” in three years.

Mr. Axelrod said he feels “terrible” for Huma Abedin, Mr. Weiner’s wife and a close adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Weiner resigned his seat in Congress in 2011 after it surfaced that he had sent lewd photos of himself over the Internet, and he admitted during this year’s campaign that similar behavior continued after the resignation.

“I don’t fault her — here’s her husband, the father of her child — I don’t blame her … but the people of New York are not going to take any vows with this guy,” Mr. Axelrod said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “He’s a super narcissist, and he’s groovin’ on this, man — he’s the center of attention. Anybody who sends their private parts across the Internet is someone who really, really, really craves attention, so in certain ways this is his dream come true — he’s the center of attention. I think the worst thing we could do to Anthony Weiner is never mention his name again.”

After his somewhat risque prediction before the explanation, Mr. Axelrod jokingly tried to backpedal.

“Where’s the 7-second delay thing?” he asked.

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